Washington Chester Callier, 89, of Mobile affectionately known as "W.C." died Nov. 15, 2011 surrounded by his loving family.
He was a native of Grove Hill. He was a graduate of T.N.&I. High School in Thomasville. He received a degree in education at Alabama State University. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a retired educator, serving as principal of the Clarke County Training School in Coffeeville for several years and after relocating to Mobile, as principal of Belsaw Elementary in Mt. Vernon for more than 20 years. He was baptized in the Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Grove Hill where he served faithfully on the Deacon Board and was a member of the Senior Choir until his health failed. He was also Worthy Patron of the Windbush Success Chapter No. 749 Order of the Eastern Star in Grove Hill. He never failed to show love for other people.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Clara Daffin Callier, Mobile; two sons, Washington Elbridge Callier, Mobile, LaVann Connell (Mary) Callier, Loxley; grandchildren; great-grandchildren, devoted cousins, nephews and nieces and extended family, Eva M. Phillips, Veronia Hill, Roy Hamilton, the Gildersleeve family and other friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Louis and Lillie Bell (Mixon) Callier and two brothers, George Callier and Frederick Donald Callier.
Viewing will be Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour at 12 noon, at Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. James Barron officiating and Ronald Powe. Burial will be in the Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive guests in the fellowship hall of the church following burial.
Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.